(Perez House Resolution passed by Assembly)…. HR 51 was authored by Assemblyman Manuel Perez.
The Resolution calls for the humane treatment of the displaced Central American children seeking refuge in California. The Resolution was approved by the Assembly Floor. Perez says his intention with the Resolution is to spur compassion and a sense of responsibility toward people caught up in a desperate situation not of their making. Perez says, at the same time, in the absence of federal immigration reform to guide their response, the resolution makes an affirmative statement that, as a state, they must uphold a basic standard of fair treatment, ensuring the displaced children have access to due process protections under the law.